Commentary | 17 August 2011

Troubled waters: the implications of China’s first aircraft carrier

In a RUSI Commentary piece, Ashley Townshend and co-author Shashank Joshi write that, far from transforming Asia’s naval balance, the launch of China’s first aircraft carrier will only begin to expose China to the rigours of modern naval warfare. The region should respond to the strategic ripples by steering carefully between complacency and alarmism.RUSI Commentary, 16 August 2011http://www.rusi.org/analysis/commentary/refAshley Townshend

  • Ashley Townshend

In a RUSI Commentary piece, Ashley Townshend and co-author Shashank Joshi write that, far from transforming Asia’s naval balance, the launch of China’s first aircraft carrier will only begin to expose China to the rigours of modern naval warfare. The region should respond to the strategic ripples by steering carefully between complacency and alarmism.RUSI Commentary, 16 August 2011http://www.rusi.org/analysis/commentary/refAshley Townshend

  • Ashley Townshend